Youngstown East High School Principal Jeremy Batchelor will be named Administrator of the Year next month.

Batchelor will be honored by the Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators at their sixth banquet at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus on April 6.

“It is a humbling honor to be nominated and receive this recognition from the Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators,” said Batchelor. “I love what we do in educating young people. I don’t do this work for recognition, but to be nominated by one of my staff members, I believe, speaks volumes to the culture and climate we believe in and are building at East.”

According to a press release from Youngstown City Schools, senior class adviser and athletic director Traci Cain nominated Batchelor for the award. Aside from being nominated himself, Batchelor said he was able to nominate East senior Thomas Steele to be recognized by the organization.

“What we do is all about students and it is fitting that Thomas be recognized at the same time. Without students like him, the work we do would not be successful,” Batchelor said.

This is Batchelor’s first year working in the Youngstown City School District. He is a Youngstown native who previously worked in Austintown Local Schools and schools in North Carolina, the release said.

“He’s doing great work at East, cultivating a positive culture and climate for students and staff. I’m glad that an outside organization is recognizing his work too,” said Youngstown City School District CEO Krish Mohip.